Formerly known as Orissa, Odisha is an interesting and culturally beautiful state in East India. Known for its good food, beach, reserves, biospheres and museums Odisha has a lot to offer to its tourists. One can visit the state for its amazing temple architecture and history which you get to witness on your visit to the state. Here are some of the places to visit during your trip to Odisha
Bhubaneswar Known as the temple city of Odisha, Bhubaneswar is the largest and capital city of Odisha. The place has a lot to offer to its tourists where you get to witness its history, rapid growth and urbanisation. There are many temples, caves and wildlife sanctuaries which you can visit here and this includes Udayagiri & Khandagiri caves, temples of Mukteswar, Nandan Kanan Zoological Park etc.
Puri If you want to relax by the beach and spend your day at the beachside, then Puri is the place to be. Ranked one of the top places to visit in Odisha you can witness beautiful sand art from artists around the region here in the beaches of Odisha. This place is also known for its temple, Puri Jagannath Temple where every year they held a Yatra.
KonarkThe place which is written in the history books is Konark. Known for its famous Sun Temple where the art and architecture of the temple is a must-visit and is one of the seven wonders of India. Also, you can visit the beach which is serene and if you are bored you can explore the markets but make sure you visit and explore the Sun Temple which is one of the to-dos on your visit to Konark.
CuttackThe business capital of Odisha, Cuttack is one of the vintage and popular places to visit in Odisha. The place has many Forts such as Mahanadi Barrage, Fort of Barabati, and wildlife sanctuaries which you can visit on your trip to Odisha.
Rourkela is one of the largest city and industrial city of Odisha which is famous for its steel plants. However, as a tourist, you can visit this city to explore some of the ancient temples, waterfalls and parks which will make you feel that Rourkela is not only an industrial but also a city that is famous for its nature and adventure activities.